Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Born in 1974, Fumiko Imano spent her childhood in Rio de Janeiro. After studying in London at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design she returned to Hitachi in Japan where she currently lives and works. With numerous self-published zines and a series of exhibitions to her name, she has been gathering a devoted following for her seemingly candid photographic self-portraits.
This is her first major monograph. She explains the project as follows:
"'Twins' was born by accident. When I came back to Japan from London, I started making twins pictures to cheer myself up. I was already 27 and once again I was an alien in my own country. Living as a proper Japanese lady with responsibility was very heavy burden; it was hard for me to accept. So I enjoyed making child like twins to make my life better. I thought: 'If I have a twin sister, I won't be lonely, and I will be happy living in any environment together.' It actually makes me laugh when I see myself becoming a twin by cutting and pasting. It somehow encourages me to live in this so-called 'developed country'."